Exploring North-West Bali we decided to have a look at the mountain life a bit far from the coastline. That’s how we found an amazing retreat close to Sumberkima village.
Sumberkima Hill is a private villa retreat located on the top of the hill above Sumberkima village, North-West Bali. The 11 luxury villas were built in European and Balinese architectural style and sometimes mixed with Javanese elements. This results an impressive and unique atmosphere. All the villas have a spectacular panoramic view – some to the sea while others to the hills behind and to the volcanos on East-Java.
We stayed at Villa Nandini, a beautiful 2 bedroom villa with mountain view. It had everything to bring our comfort level high. A nicely maintained private garden with infinity edged pool and some daybeds, air-conditioned rooms with double beds, a huge and bright loung area and a fully equipped kitchen. A bit of western comfort – built in water filter made tap water drinkable. Our absolutely favourite was the natural bathroom. It is always so much strange fun watching the stars and listening the geckos while taking a shower under the sky.
Facilities and services
Whether you decide laying at your private pool side or looking for some adventures, Sumberkima Hill retreat provides a bunch of opportunities to choose from. I would advice not to miss a Balinese massage with a gorgeus panoramic view or a private yoga class. In case you collect sightseeing memories, take part on diving and snorkeling tours or visit the Bali Barat National Park on Menjangan island. The on-site restaurant called Suma is worth to try for a dinner. Although due to some heavy rain we missed the sunset and the view, the food was delicious. You have a choice of different dishes every day, from local, Asian and western cuisine. Anyway, we gave it another chance. The next morning we had breakfast there and could enjoy the gorgeous view. Further development plans revealed by the owners containe a new restaurant with massive infinity pool and more villas.
Why do we recommend?
This place is the proof that not only seaside resorts can provide the ultimate relaxing experience. Peace, privacy and the smell of pure nature are what we can fully enjoy here. There live some nice local people nearby. It is possible to rent a bike, take a walk around or participate at ceremonies and have a little insight in their daily lives.
Mostly beloved by us
Mathias: quiet and peaceful atmosphere
Agnes: natural and stylish bathroom
Prices: 70-300 USD/night (2-11 people)
* All opinions are our own, Sumberkima Hill Retreat did not request this review from us.